Calera Mt Harlan de Villiers Pinot Noir 2016, California, USA
Dry red wine, 75cl. Full bodied 100% Pinot Noir from Mt Harlan, California, USA. 13.95% ABV. Vegetarian
Once again, de Villiers has produced one of Calera’s most voluptuous and dark-fruited expressions of Pinot Noir, with alluring aromas of blackberry, cassis and cedary cigar box. On the palate, lush dark berry and black currant flavors are supported by a firm tannic backbone that frames the fruit and carries the wine to a long, energetic finish.
Tasting notes from Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast
"There is impressive density to the bottling, starting with aromas of roasted black cherry and blackberry as well as cocoa and wood spice. It's heavy on the palate with full flavors of blackberry, bay leaf and more dark chocolate." 92/100 Points
Producer Profile Calera
Calera’s wines truly express the sense of place. Rather than follow the recommended path, Josh Jensen became a pioneer in search of the perfect spot on the globe to grow grapes. Taking his cue from the great domaines of Burgundy which have grown grapes in limestone soil for centuries, he set out in search of the perfect spot in California to create wines unique to the world but in the style of the greatest wines of France. Site selection was vital as he ventured off the grid to plant on the site of an old limekiln in the Gavilan Mountains of California. Today Calera wines still express that pioneer spirit and are revered the world over.
Food pairing recommendation
Meat dish: Duck Breast With Chicory And Potato Dauphinoise
Vegan dish: Brussels Sprouts With Maple Mushrooms